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  • On Jan 12, 2014
    Tamela from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I are planning to travel around Christmas time (2014) how are the crowds around this time? Also it's 4 of us and we don't want to rent a vehicle what is the best resort to reside at? Any information would be great. Thanks

    Hi Tamela,

    Christmas is one of the most magical times at the Walt Disney World Resorts! The special decorations and activities all make it a special time to visit.

    From Christmas Eve through New Years Day, the parks are at their most crowded. Some days will even see a park temporarily closed because so many guests are visiting. I was here with my family this year during this time and the lines were long and parks crowded. I only recommend touring at this time if you have been to Disney at least five times. However, if you can visit any time in December prior to this time period, you get all of the same magic without the crowds.

    As for the best resort to stay at, it really is up to your personal preference. I love different resorts for different reasons and often it is who I am touring with and how long I am staying. These are my favorite resorts in all price range:

    Deluxe - the Polynesian and the Boardwalk Inn

    Moderate - Port Orleans Riverside and Coronado Springs

    Value - Pop Century

    The deluxe will have you quickly to two parks within minutes. Moderates find you to a park in less than 25 minutes via a bus. You will find similar travel times from Pop Century as well.

    Wishing you a magical vacation!
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My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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